Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Yesterday I pulled fabric for a fun new quilty project.
That's my very favorite part when I start a new quilt…
the colors and style of the fabric set the tone of the finished product.
For this one I wanted some colorful and happy prints 
with a medium to large scale….
and of course with a vintage vibe:)


Because today is my turn on the 


Vintage Vibe is the first book by my
super cute friend Amber Johnson
and its a super cute book!!!


One of the quilts inside 
the pages of this fun book is called
" Lovely "
and that's the one I'm going to make!
Isn't it sweet???
It's a happy banner/bunting quilt which is 
perfect for a vintage celebration.


Amber's pattern is layer cake friendly
and I chose to use my Millie's Closet fabric
and my Vintage Happy white with green print
for the background.


I love how the colors and styles of both collections go together.



I always keep that in mind as
 I'm designing each of the
Bee in my Bonnet fabric collections…
because I like to use them all together 
like one super big…
super happy …
super vintagey fabric collection!!!


Amber used ricrac in her
 quilt to join the banner together.

I think I'll use 
several colors for mine.
The Riley Blake Ric Racs 
from thier
 Sew Together 
notions are perfect:)


Amber also appliquéd a few hearts
 on some of the pennants
and I'll be using red hearts appliquéd
 on coordinating solids for mine.


For me…
the "Lovely" quilt has
 kind of a 
birthday celebration vibe...


And with the addition of
 red hearts
 it could totally be 
a birthday/valentine
quilt as well…
which is what I was going for
 because
my birthday is 2 days 
after valentines day and so 
when I was a girl…
my mom always decorated 
all of my birthday parties
with a valentine theme
 and I have always loved that!!!


to go visit Amber 
and to see more of the projects
in her beautiful book.

I promise that you will 
want to add it 
to your quilty library!

Have a quilty kind of day…
xx
Lori

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